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Medical & Tech Dir Radiation Emergency Medicine

PURPOSE: Provide management, scientific and technical leadership to the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) for the Department of Energy (DOE) by establishing program goals and objectives, developing new capabilities and customers, and managing activities under technical support contracts.


As manager of a DOE emergency response asset, provide support to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Nuclear Incident Response Team (NIRT) in planning for and medical response to radiological terrorism. Serve as Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Radiation Emergency Assistance and represent the United States in international response to radiological emergencies.




Program Management: Provides leadership, management, guidance and technical support for programmatic activities in the following areas: REAC/TS, NIRT and WHO for medical response to radiological emergencies by setting priorities and allocation of resources to ensure customer requirements and deliverables are met; managing and reviewing of technical work including subordinate manager recommendations for staffing, reporting and problem resolution; and providing assistance in support of DOE, WHO, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and DHS in the areas of medical response to radiological emergencies, including terrorist acts, as well as related continuing medical education and accreditation and development of supporting regional and national readiness exercises and training materials. 

Program Development: Develops new funding sources and expanded work for customers through understanding customer needs, conceptualizing potential solutions, promoting creative thinking in funding opportunities, teaming with other units where appropriate and developing proposals. 

Financial Management: Manages allocation and expenditure of financial resources to meet program goals and objectives to include preparing and managing multi-million dollar budgets ensuring that program expenditures are within budget and are an allowable cost.


Human Resource Management: Ensures that programs are developing the needed technical expertise to meet current and future customer needs and that staff performance meets or exceeds customer expectations by conveying direction to staff, monitoring staff performance, establishing staff career development expectations and effective delegation of authority to staff. 

Strategic Planning: Participates as a member of ORAU management to develop strategic goals and business objectives to include developing new capabilities and ways of doing business. 


The preferred candidate will possess a M.D. or D.O. with experience in medical management of radiation injuries/illnesses, with residency training and board certification in nuclear medicine, occupational/environmental medicine, hematology, or radiology and more than 10 years experience. In addition to the M.D. or D.O., a Ph.D., Master's or other degree in Radiation Biology, Epidemiology, Health Physics, Physics, or related field preferred. M.D. or D.O. must currently possess or be able to obtain a Medical License in the State of Tennessee within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed one year; and, for the Health Physicist or Medical Physicist, a Certification from the American Board of Medical Physics or the American Board of Health Physics is required (certification is not required for Ph.D. in Radiation Biology, Epidemiology, and some other disciplines). Must possess a thorough knowledge of medical management of radiation emergencies and disciplines such as health physics and human radiation biology. Must possess leadership experience selecting and directing a diverse technical and scientific staff and assessing staff performance; program management and development; establishing program goals and objectives and strategic planning; and financial management of multi-million dollar budgets. Must possess good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as very good customer service and supervisory skills. Position requires a thorough knowledge of the medical management of radiation emergencies and the supporting specialties of health physics and human radiobiology, as well as the administrative abilities to direct the unique REAC/TS Program and its interface with DOE's Office of Emergency Response and other federal agencies involved in response to radiological emergencies. Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a DOE "Q" clearance. Significant travel required.